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Melissa L Stevens White

July 16, 2016

  Melissa White, 48, of Forest City, died Saturday at Wayne Memorial Hospital after an illness. Her companion is Mark Swingle, Forest City. Born September 20, 1967 in Newton, NJ, she was the daughter of the late Louis Rockwell and Joan Anne Ka

Catherine Joan Welch Ksenich

July 13, 2016

Catherine Joan Ksenich of Pleasant Mount died Wednesday. She is survived by a husband, Charles and daughter, Karen, both of Pleasant Mount. Private funeral services by the Oliver Shifler & Scotchlas Funeral Home, Inc  Carbondale.

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Scott Anthony Lesak

June 28, 2016

  Scott Anthony  Lesak, 33, of Waymart died unexpectedly on Tuesday. Born in Scranton, he was the son of Richard & Regina (Booths) Lesak of Waymart. Scott attended Western Wayne Schools and later graduated from Scranton Preparatory Hi

John E Ogozaly

June 22, 2016

  John E. Ogozaly, 78, of Simpson died Wednesday at the Veterans Administration Medical Center, Wilkes-Barre. Born in Simpson, he was the son of the late John & Stella Shock Ogozaly. He was a graduate of Fell High School, Simpson. John

Josephine Lepkoski Rushen

June 20, 2016

  Josephine Rushen, a resident of the Forest City Nursing Home and formerly of Whites Crossing died Monday. She was the wife of the late John Rushen. They were married for 63 years before his death in 2004. Born in Simpson, on December 4,

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Robert G Wagner

June 13, 2016

  Robert G. Wagner, 77, of Simpson died Monday at Hospice of the Sacred Heart, Dunmore. His wife, the former Estelle Curyk died in 2001. Born in Waymart, he was the son of the late Carol Wagner and was a graduate of Benjamin Franklin High

Carol A Verkitus Verkitus

June 3, 2016

  Carol A. Verkitus, 64, of Jermyn died Friday at Geisinger Community Medical Center, Scranton. Born in Carbondale, she was the daughter of the late Peter & Veronica Muschal Verkitus, Sr. She was a graduate of Archbald High School and

William Suchniak

May 18, 2016

  William Suchniak, 53, of Carbondale died Wednesday at home. His wife, the former Lisa A Plevyak died in 2014. Born in Carbondale, he was the son of Irene (Selemba) Suchniak, Carbondale and the late Metro Suchniak. He was a graduate of Ca

Miriam H Holden Heath

May 10, 2016

Miriam H. Heath, 86, of Carbondale died Tuesday in the VNA Hospice Unit at Geisinger CMC, Scranton. She was the widow of Neil Heath, who died in 2009. Born in Carbondale, she was the daughter of the late James S. and Pearl R. Clift Holden. She was

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Michael Krenitsky

April 17, 2016

Michael Krenitsky, 91, of Simpson died Sunday at the VNA Hospice Unit of Geisinger CMC, Scranton. His wife of 61 years, is the former Rita Potson. Born in Jermyn, he was the son of the late Basil & Anna Krisa Krenitsky. He attended Archbald Hi

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George A. Timko

April 15, 2016

George A. Timko Jr., 37, of Simpson died Friday. Born in Carbondale, he was the son of George Timko Sr, Gilbert, AZ and Gina Vergari Natichak, Simpson. He was a graduate of Carbondale Area High School and served in the United State Air Force.  

Walter H Falkoff

March 27, 2016

  Walter H. Falkoff, 66, of Starrucca died Sunday at the Lackawanna Health & Rehabilitation Center, Sturges. His wife of 15 years is the former Lisa M. Keagy. Born in New Haven, CT, he was the son of the late Harry & Anne Lawlor Fa

Deborah A Rutledge Kordish

March 22, 2016

  Deborah A. Kordish, 55, of Mayfield died Tuesday, March 22nd at home. Born in Carbondale, she is the daughter of Rosanne Evans Rutledge-Taylor and the late Joseph Rutledge. She is survived by three children, Stacey, Kristin and Richard K

Shirley L Allen Smith

March 17, 2016

  Shirley L.  Smith, 76, of Carbondale died Thursday at Regional Hospital of Scranton. Her husband for 57 years is John A. Smith. Born in Carbondale, she was the daughter of the late Lloyd & Mae Burnett Allen. She was a graduate of Be

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Vito Burgio

March 5, 2016

  Vito Burgio, 96, of Ft. Lauderdale, FL died Saturday at home. His wife, the former Sophie Drob died in 1984. Born in Carbondale, he was the son of the late Vincenzo & Dorathea DiRosa Burgio. He was educated in Carbondale Public schoo

Rita I Michalak Deamon

February 19, 2016

  Rita I. Deamon, 85, of Carbondale died Friday at the Carbondale Nursing Home. She was the widow of Peter Deamon, who died in 2007. Born in Simpson, she was the daughter of the late Leo & Stephana Roskoski Michalak. She attended Fell

William L. Kirk

February 8, 2016

  William L. Kirk, 53, of Jermyn died Monday at home. His wife is the former Jacquelyn Kurilla. The couple was married February 14, 2004. Born in Carbondale, he was the son of Irene Ogozaly Kirk, Vernon, CT and the late William L. Kirk Jr.

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Stephen Mikulak

February 7, 2016

  Stephen Mikulak, 68, of Harrisburg died Sunday at Pinnacle Hospital Harrisburg. Born in Carbondale, he was the son of the late Samuel & Anastasia Kutch Mikulak. Stephen was a 1965 graduate of Benjamin Franklin High School, Carbondale

Margaret Kominak Chaballa

February 1, 2016

  Margaret Chaballa, 95, of Carbondale died Monday at Geisinger- CMC, Scranton. She was the widow of George “Jerry” Chaballa. Born in Carbondale, she was the daughter of the late Andrew & Sophie Kominak. She was a homemaker in her

Rose Marie Kohut Kohut

January 29, 2016

  Rose Marie Kohut, 82, of Simpson died Friday having spent the past month in hospice care at the Carbondale Nursing Home. Born in Simpson, she was the daughter of the late Metro & Mary Gombita Kohut. She attended Fell Township Schools

Harry W Morgan

January 27, 2016

  Harry W. Morgan, 68, of Carbondale died Wednesday at home. His wife, the former Virginia Ogozaly died in 1999. Born in Plymouth, he was the son of the late Emanuel & Pansy Evans Morgan. Harry had been employed by the Gentex Corp, Sim

Shirley A. Berish Lewis

January 15, 2016

  Shirley A. Lewis, 69, of Simpson died Friday at Moses Taylor Hospital, Scranton. Born in Carbondale, she was the daughter of the late Fred and Ann Marie Salansky Berish. Shirley was a graduate of Fell High School, Simpson and was certifi

Deborah Ann Repellla Repella

January 13, 2016

Deborah Ann Repella, 46, of Simpson died Wednesday at Regional Hospital of Scranton after a nearly three year battle with colon cancer. She was the daughter of Thomas Repella, Carbondale and the late Ruth Angradi Repella. Debbie was a graduate of

Daniel P. Hodorawis

January 4, 2016

  Daniel P. Hodorawis, 37, of Carbondale died Monday at home. Born in Carbondale, he was the son of Peggy Hodorawis Mancuso and David Mancuso. Dan was a graduate of Carbondale Area High School and received his bachelor’s degree in Histor

Carol Metzger Szymanosky

December 25, 2015

  Carol Szymanosky, 67, of Lakewood died Christmas morning at the home of her daughter Monica Suerken in Starrucca.   She was the widow of Chester  Szymanosky, Sr. Born in Stroudsburg, she was the daughter of the late Claire & Edna

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